The Rotaractors of Avinashilingam Home Science College (RAC AIHSHEW), Coimbatore, along with RAC Monarks IIVM and Rotary Club of Coimbatore Monarks, distributed blankets to 200 children residing in four orphanages in the city.
The 70-member club have been actively executing service projects across the city. “We have been serving food, nutritional diet and energy beverages to pavement dwellers, ragpickers, the elderly and children at various locations,” said club secretary Shwetha Yazhini.
Feliz Navidad was a popular project of the club. The members set up a stall and stocked it with sanitary napkins, stationery supplies, tiffin boxes and water bottles at the Ashreya Bala Bhavan. “We gave the children fake currencies and encouraged them to buy what they wanted from our shop. This way they had the satisfaction of having ‘bought’ what they needed and also learnt to transact with money,” she smiles. T-shirts were given to all the children.
In another initiative, the Rotaractors collected novels and magazines in English and Tamil from other Rotaract club members and the public, and gave it to around 60 children in a tribal hamlet in Attapadi.
A handwash awareness programme was conducted by the club for children at a village near the city and the Rotaractors demonstrated the right way to wash hands and other sanitation aspects to the families.